Teacher-evaluation reform fails to succeed

November 2, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – After millions of dollars, political fighting, and thousands of hours implementing new teacher-evaluation  programs, a study by Assistant Professor of Education and Economics Matthew Kraft found that the programs have done little to improve the accuracy of identifying ineffective teachers. The Washington Post and National Review reference Kraft's study, noting that principals "remained unsure what poor teaching looked like, didn’t want to upset their staffs, and didn’t think giving a negative evaluation was worth the hassle." Read more here.